Marin County Residents Demand an End to Our Jail to Deportation Pipeline

Marin County Residents Demand an End to Our Jail to Deportation Pipeline

Board of Supervisors To Hold Truth Act Community Forum To Examine Local Law Enforcement Agencies' Entanglements With Federal Immigration Authorities


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SAN RAFAEL, California, July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on changing the immoral policies of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and other Marin County law enforcement agencies, will be in attendance and press available at a special Board of Supervisors Truth Act Community Forum on July 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. 

As they did last November, coalition members will present the same demands regarding Marin County’s cooperation with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). “We are concerned with the level of cooperation our Sheriff still has with ICE, especially now when entering our deportation and detention system is an entrance into hell,” stated Lisa Bennett, Co-Chair, ICE Out of Marin. “Handing over people to ICE is something we have always opposed, and any organization which continues to facilitate deportations given the current atrocities needs a morality check.”  

In addition, the coalition will use the opportunity for public discourse to redefine “public safety” from the lens of gender-based violence and the ways ICE cooperation actually makes women more vulnerable. 

What:  Board of Supervisors Special Hearing

Who:

  • Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
  • Laura Eberly, ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos
  • Nishtha Jolly, YWCA Silicon Valley
  • Other Community Organizations and residents affected by or concerned with Sheriff Doyle’s collaboration with ICE

Where: 

  • Marin County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Suite 329 San Rafael, CA 94903

When: 

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 5:30 P.M.

Why: 

  • Under the California TRUTH Act (AB 2792), effective January 1, 2018, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors in California are required to hold at least one community forum per year if the Police or Sheriff’s department allowed ICE to access at least one individual in their custody in the previous year. The community forums are intended to provide the public with information as to how local law enforcement agencies entangle themselves with federal immigration authorities.
  • Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle’s continued collaboration with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency is a serious community concern, impacting the safety and well being of Marin residents.
  • More than 25 Marin organizations support the TRUTH Act Forum to insure the Board of Supervisors holds public hearings and takes action against Sheriff Doyle for practices which do not contribute to enhanced public safety, do not reflect the values of this county, and are out of step with best practices of other Bay Area county law enforcement agencies.

ICE OUT OF MARIN – A Grassroots Coalition
Lisa Bennett and Miguel Gavaldon, Co-Chairs
Email lisabpolitics@gmail.com
Phone Lisa: (415) 272-4927       

Additional Organizations Supporting the Forum:

10,000 Degrees

Marin Peace & Justice Coalition

ACLU Marin County chapter

MV-CAN

Alcohol Justice

¡Presente! Affinity Group

Building Bridges San Rafael

Sanctuary Marin

Fair Housing Advocates Northern CA

St. Johns, Ross

Fairfax People Power

SURJ Marin

ILRC – Immigrant Legal Resource Center

United Marin Rising

Indivisible Marin

West Marin Standing Together Immigration Committee

Indivisible Sausalito

Youth For Justice

The Marin Asian Advocacy Project [Le2]

Youth Leadership Institute

Main Street Moms, Point Reyes

YWCA San Francisco & Marin

Marin County People Power

Zen Center/Green Gulch

Marin Interfaith Council

CONTACT:
Lisa Bennett
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos 
415 272-4927 — lisabpolitics@gmail.com

 

SOURCE ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos

Marin County Residents Demand an End to Our Jail to Deportation Pipeline